Christmas Cheer at Casa de Campo

There’s no better place to spend the holidays than Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic. In addition to the dazzling decorations that light up the resort, Casa de Campo boasts an extensive series of holiday events—making December its busiest month of the year. And as events continue to be cancelled all over the world due to COVID-19, Casa de Campo has found a way to safely invite families back for this special time of year. Holiday celebrations will continue in accordance with health protocols from its Casa Cares program, which launched this summer as the resort reopened with new guidelines like social distancing, temperature checks, and frequent sanitizing to assure the safety of all visitors and employees.

Santa Claus on Teeth of the Dog (Images courtesy of Casa de Campo Resort & Villas)

On December 5th, Casa de Campo’s Christmas program will kick off with its annual tree lighting ceremony in the amphitheater at Altos de Chavón, the resort’s 16th century Mediterranean village replica. A concert featuring a chamber orchestra by Juan Pablo Polanco will be livestreamed during the lighting for all to enjoy. Christmas Eve dinner specials will be offered at all of the resort’s restaurants, including candlelit Italian spot La Piazzetta, Chilango Taqueria, Pubbelly Sushi, La Caña, which offers local Dominican fare off the hotel’s main lobby, and Minitas Beach Club, where Mediterranean cuisine is served adjacent to the crystal blue Caribbean Sea.

The marina

Throughout the month of December, the resort will also host a number of safe, socially distanced family friendly events, including a Mexican Mariachi Evening, a rum and tobacco pairing event, a Flamenco show at the Marina, as well as a handful of sports competitions, drive-in movie nights, and Bossa Nova sunset evenings at Minitas Beach. The series will culminate with a spectacular fireworks show at Altos de Chavón on New Year’s Eve.

Kids watching the annual tree lighting

For those working remotely, Casa de Campo offers a selection of private villas perfect for extended stays to truly take advantage of these special celebrations. The villas, which range from oceanfront to garden views, are all equipped with a private pool, maid service, a chef that will prepare breakfast daily, and more.

The Casa Cares program requires employees to wear face coverings at all times

Whether it is for a quick vacation or month-long getaway, families that decide to experience the magic of Casa de Campo during the holidays can rest assured that the experience will be as safe as it is enjoyable. Beyond the Casa Cares program and associated health protocols, Casa de Campo itself is a haven with 7,000 gated acres of paradise and unmatched security. In addition to its gourmet restaurants, the resort boasts four Pete Dye-designed golf courses (including Teeth of the Dog), polo fields, equestrian rings, a spa, tennis courts, white sand beaches, a shooting center, pools, and more, leaving guests no reason to venture beyond its gates. It’s the perfect place for families to settle in for December, where the holidays will go on!

The Equestrian Center